Twenty-Five ACEL students receive FFA American Degrees

Nov. 9, 2022

The Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership would like to congratulate its students who received their American FFA Degree at the 95th National FFA Convention.

Found on the National FFA Organization website, the American FFA Degree is also known as the gold standard. It’s the highest degree achievable in the organization, the degree shows an FFA member’s dedication to their chapter and state association. It demonstrates the effort members apply toward their supervised agricultural experience and the outstanding leadership abilities and community involvement they exhibited through their FFA career. Recipients show promise for the future and have gone above and beyond to achieve excellence. 

This year, 25 of the American Degree Recipients are current students studying agricultural communication or agriscience education in our department. We are proud of your hard work and dedication to the FFA!

Raegan Alsept, agricultural communication 
Maranda Berger, agriscience education
Kayla Bowens, agriscience education
Taylor Burnham, agriscience education 
Carlie Cluxton, agricultural communication
Elizabeth Fannin, agricultural communication 
Reagan Feldner, agricultural communication 
Carter Gilbert, agriscience education
Libby Grossniklaus, agricultural communication
Emma Homan, agricultural communication 
Aubrey Hoying, agricultural communication 
Karlee Knapke, agriscience education 
Olivia Looker, agricultural communication 
Bayleigh Miller, agricultural communication 
Patrick Miller, agriscience education 
Madison Parks, agricultural communication
Zoe Parrott, agriscience education 
Jayme Pennell, agriscience education 
Bradi Rex, agriscience education 
Seth Richardson, agriscience education 
Emily Schmitz, agriscience education 
Alex Snyder, agriscience education
Sydney Steinke, agriscience education
Koren Truance, agriscience education 
Hannah Watkins, agricultural communication

ACEL prepares communicators, educators and leaders in food, agricultural, and environmental sciences to integrate research-based learning, practice and engagement, in ways that will advance positive changes that strengthen individuals, families and communities. For more information on the undergraduate and graduate academic programs and research available in ACEL, please visit